Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
The Manager, HR Communications, helps connect Abbott's 100,000+ employees with the numerous development and benefits programs offered by the company. The role serves as a relationship manager to assigned Practice Areas within HR. The role provides strategic consulting to HR leadership, project leads and department heads and develops project plans to support key global HR programs and local communication strategies. This position works in an energetic team setting, balances multiple priorities and may manage the work of others, directly or indirectly. The role reports to the Director, HR Communications.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
The Manager, HR Communications:
Identifies communication opportunities for clients to align with and support Abbott's global HR strategy.
Develops communication strategies and plans to guide the creation, design and implementation of communication programs and vehicles to achieve desired results.
Effectively manages relationships with internal and external communication partners (Public Affairs, Corporate Communications, HR personnel, outside contractors, etc.).
Ensures all HR Communications are consistent and aligned with Abbott's corporate brand identity and strategic directions, business philosophies and general practices.
Works with HR Communication team members to ensure a cohesive approach to the comprehensive, global HR Communications strategy.
Position Accountability / Scope
The Manager, HR Communications, serves primarily as a relationship manager to key HR Practice Areas or regions and provides communications expertise and counsel for assigned clients, projects, programs or vehicles. The role has responsibility for developing plans and strategies designed to achieve results, writing and producing a variety of communications materials, and managing projects. The manager, HR Communications, must closely influence clients and coordinate with teammates to meet deadlines and HR Communication goals.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or other communication-related major.
Minimum Experience/Training Required
8-10 years of experience with increasing responsibility in multiple communication roles in corporate or agency setting. Experience working with senior management a must. Demonstrated ability to deliver strategic counsel as well as tactical excellence in employee communications, executive communications and relationship management a must. Prior experience with HR communications strongly preferred. Requires strong project management skills, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, diplomacy, and multitasking ability. Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.